Reliability in the Whole Life Cycle of Building Systems

Wu, Shaomin and Clements-Croome, Derek and Fairey, Vic and Albany, Bob and Sidhu, Jogi and Desmond, Duncan and Neale, Keith (2006) Reliability in the Whole Life Cycle of Building Systems. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 13 (2). pp. 136-153. ISSN 0969-9988 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this research is to show that reliability analysis and its implementation will lead to an improved whole life performance of the building systems, and hence their life cycle costs (LCC). Design/methodology/approach - This paper analyses reliability impacts on the whole life cycle of building systems, and reviews the up-to-date approaches adopted in UK construction, based on questionnaires designed to investigate the use of reliability within the industry. Findings - Approaches to reliability design and maintainability design have been introduced from the operating environment level, system structural level and component level, and a scheduled maintenance logic tree is modified based on the model developed by Pride. Different stages of the whole life cycle of building services systems, reliability-associated factors should be considered to ensure the system's whole life performance. It is suggested that data analysis should be applied in reliability design, maintainability design, and maintenance policy development. Originality/value - The paper presents important factors in different stages of the whole life cycle of the systems, and reliability and maintainability design approaches which can be helpful for building services system designers. The survey from the questionnaires provides the designers with understanding of key impacting factors.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2006/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Dytecna Ltd., Chessington, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - EMCOR Group (UK) Plc, London, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Quorum Logistic Support Ltd., Telford, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Eng. Constr. Archit. Manage. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Construction industry, Design, Life cycle costs, Maintenance programmes, Reliability management, United Kingdom, Cost accounting, Data reduction, Design, Life cycle, Maintainability, Reliability theory, Life cycle costs, Maintenance programmes, Reliability management, United Kingdom, Construction industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31023 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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